- PRICE: $330
- SIZES: UK
- FLEX: 6/10
- LACING SYSTEM: Dual Boa
- BUY DIRECT FROM SURFDOME
Based on the iconic 3MC skate shoe, the Adidas Response snowboard boots provide all-mountain freestyle riders with the perfect trifecta of comfort, style and (in case you missed the name first time around) response.
With the same 6/10 flex rating as the Tactical Lexicon ADV boots, the Response boots cater to the same kind of riders, but for those who are happy to forgo the absolute top of the line construction in the midsole and liner,and prioritise the convenience of the super quick adjustability of a dual boa fastening system.
“These boots make a really attractive offering for riders looking for versatility and the quality construction we’ve come to trust from Adidas, without potentially overtaking the budget you’d set aside for your board or bindings”
The Silver Level Ultralon heat-mouldable liner obviously won’t quite match up to the customised fit of the model up, but will still deliver a pretty close equivalent. Even after repeated heavy use, the liner continues to hold its shape and avoid packing out well into the season.
The shell itself features an articulated cuff construction with a 3D moulded tongue. That’s nothing out of the ordinary for boots of this price-point, but it’s a feature that guarantees a consistent and progressive flex of the boot that doesn’t blow out after repeated day’s riding so is always worth looking out for.
The lack of any Boost Midsole on the Response boots does sacrifice some of that impact absorption and power transfer that the models up are renowned for, but it also shaves quite a chunk of the total price off, too. There’s still ample cushioning through the EVA construction, and the Continental Rubber Outsole provides excellent grip whenever you’re on the move by foot.
Arguably, the Response 3MC ADV boots are often squeezed out from the heavy hitters like the Tactical Lexicon or the cult classics like the Samba ADV, but these boots make a really attractive offering for riders looking for versatility and the quality construction we’ve come to trust from Adidas, without potentially overtaking the budget you’d set aside for your board or bindings.